Monday, October 29, 2012

15% off stamps - today only!

Wow!!! In my time as a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! has never had such an all inclusive sale on so many items! If you have a stamp set you've been thinking about, but haven't bought yet, if you have a crafty person on your Christmas list, if you're planning your Christmas cards and haven't got the stamps yet, today is the day to order!!! Save 15% off any Stampin' Up! stamps until midnight tonight. I will be placing a group order at 9:00pm tonight (with a surprise gift for everyone who orders through me) so call or e-mail me with your order before that if you want to get in on the sale. You can also order online through my store, and it will ship right to you! You can see all the sale prices by clicking HERE to go to the stamp section of my store.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

More Single Stamps now available!!!

Stampin' Up! is offering a pilot program to see how much interest there is in purchasing single stamps from existing sets (and now a few never issued before). Until January 2nd, you can purchase select stamps indivually. You can see them all here in my online store. You can choose from the stamps in Word Play, Perfectly Penned and Seasonal Sayings as well as select stamps shown below! These are only available as clear mount stamps, and are packaged in a cello bag (You can also get clear stamp cases to store them in--item 119105).

And even better... these stamps (as well as all other Stampin' Up! stamps) will be 15% off on Monday, Oct. 29th ONLY! Let me know if you want to add to my order... it will go in at 9:00pm, and I am adding a surprise gift to all stamp orders I receive by Monday @ 9:00pm.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hot Chocolate Holder

This is one of the projects we're making this weekend in my Big Shot Class. I saw this project in Andrea Walford's 12 Weeks of Christmas e-mail and had to make one for myself! It uses the Adorning Accents Edgelit and Embossing Folder as well as the Label Framelits and the Scentsational Season Bundle.

Stamps: Scentsational Season, Snowflake Soiree
Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Big Shot: Labels Framelit, Adorning Accents Edgelit and Embossing Folder, Holiday Collection Framelit
Other: Large Oval Punch, Festive Paper Piercing Template, Basic Grey stitched grosgrain ribbon, Silver Dazzling Details, Merry Moments Simpy Scrapping Kit (grey patterned paper)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Embossed & Coloured Vellum Card

This is one of the cards we're making at my Stepped Up Card Class this weekend... I embossed the vellum with the Manhatten Floral embossing folder, then used a marker and a sponge to colour on the back of the vellum. This is a quick & easy way to make a beautiful, elegant card.

stamps: Bring on the Cake
Inks: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Write Marker)
Card stock: Vellum, Early Espresso
Other: Rich Razzleberry Stitched grosgrain ribbon, Metallic Brads

Friday, October 12, 2012

October Scrapbook Class - Corn Maze

This is one of the layouts we're making at this month's Scrapbook Class (this weekend... spots still available). It features the Orchard Harvest DSP (my favourite right now - from the Holiday Catalogue) and the Perfectly Preserved stamp set. I also used the Typeset Alphabet dies and the Woodgrain embossing folder for my title.

We went to the Belmont Corn Maze a couple weekends ago (perfect Fall weather and we couldn't let it go to waste) and I got some pretty good pictures with my iPhone. I had to scrapbook them right away!

stamps: Perfectly Preserved
card stock: Early Espresso Core'Dinations, Very Vanilla, More Mustard
inks: Stampin' Write Markers - Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade
big shot: Typeset Alphabet, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Cannery Framelits
other: Orchard Harvest dsp, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, Brushed Bronze buttons

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas Gift Pack!

Until October 31st, get the Festive Paper Piercing Pack FREE when you purchase a the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (or Ornament Keepsakes Bundle) AND the Candlelight Christmas patterned paper pack! Click HERE for more details...
 This is a card we made in my Simple Christmas Cards class last month (please ignore the ink smudge through the sentiment... that happened at the class). I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Ornament Framelits and the Greetings of the Season set from the Holiday Catalogue. I also used the Distressed Dots background stamp (my favourite) and some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season, Distressed Dots
Inks: Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals White, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Other: Ornament Framelits, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Monday, October 1, 2012

Emboss Resist Brayered snowflakes

As promised, I'm sharing  better pictures and more details about the cards in my September Stepped Up Cards Class this week... this is the first one, which features the Snowflake Soiree stamp set, emboss resist technique with some brayer work.

I love this colour combination (Pool Party, Marina Mist & Elegant Eggplant)... I think the eggplant just adds something extra (normally I would do a card like this with all blues). The glossy white card stock really helps the brayered inks blend together.

Stamps: Snowflake Soiree
Inks: VersaMark, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Marina Mist
Card stock: Glossy White, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party
Other: Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, Labels Framelit and Apothecary Accents framelit, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (I mixed a little in with some white EP to add some sparkle), Basic Rhinestones